Best ways to get to Pawleys Island
With convenient access by car and dozens of daily flights to major airports to the north and south, getting to Pawleys Island has never been easier.
Charmingly and comfortably nestled between Charleston to the south and Myrtle Beach to the north on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, Pawleys Island offers the opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation. Pawleys Island is just 346 miles from Atlanta, Georgia; 190 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina; 580 miles from Nashville, Tennessee; 450 miles from Washington, D.C.; 458 miles from Orlando, Florida; 610 miles from Columbus, Ohio; and 670 miles from New York City.
There are many options for getting to Pawleys by air with dozens of nonstop and connecting flights through Myrtle Beach International Airport, just 30 minutes to the north, and Charleston International Airport, about 75 miles to the south. Also, Georgetown County Airport is a local facility that can accommodate small planes and jets and is only about 20 minutes away.
Myrtle Beach International Airport
Nine airlines service Myrtle Beach International Airport with direct flights available to and from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and more. Nine rental car agencies are available at the airport.
Charleston International Airport
Located in North Charleston, about 19 miles from the City of Charleston and about 75 miles from Pawleys, this airport is another great option for air travel to our vacation destination. The largest and busiest airport in South Carolina, Charleston International Airport sees nearly five million passengers a year. Eight airlines and eight rental car brands serve the airport.
Georgetown County Airport
This county-owned, public-use airport can accommodate small planes and jets. It is located at 129 Airport Road, south of historic Georgetown, just outside the city limits on U.S. Highway 17. Nearly 150 flights are logged at the airport each day.
From the north:
From I-95 South, take U.S Highway 301 South at South of the Border (at the North Carolina/South Carolina border) and go through Dillon and Latta. Then take Highway 501 East to Conway, then to Highway 501 East toward Myrtle Beach. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 17 South at Myrtle Beach and find your way to Pawleys Island in about 20 minutes. You’ll pass Murrells Inlet and the Litchfield Beach area of mainland Pawleys Island before you turn onto Linwood Altman Causeway (also known as North Causeway Road), leading you directly to Pawleys Island.
From the south:
From I-95 North, take I-26 East to Charleston, South Carolina, then U.S. Highway 17 North toward Georgetown. Once you go over the bridge into Georgetown, stay in the right-hand lane. At the fourth traffic light take a right to stay on Highway 17 North, which takes you to Pawleys Island in about 15 minutes. Turn right onto South Causeway Road, leading you directly to Pawleys Island.
From the west:
From Columbia, South Carolina, take U.S. Highway 378 East, which turns into U.S Highway 527. Then take U.S. Highway 521 East to Georgetown. Turn left on U.S. Highway 17 and go north for about 10 miles, turning right onto South Causeway Road, leading you directly to Pawleys Island.